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by Hamradioop
Mon Jan 21, 2013 7:42 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Ham radio?
Replies: 30
Views: 1790

Re: Ham radio?

Hi, am looking at purchasing a Ham radio but must admit I get lost with all the jargon! Can anyone advice as to which one is the one I should be aiming to get please, On a budget ofcourse! :? To find a course near you try this link http://www.rsgb.org/clubsandtraining/ The question is what do you w...
by Hamradioop
Mon Jan 21, 2013 4:07 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: phone network
Replies: 24
Views: 1411

Re: phone network

Maybe a dumb non-techie question but what happens to the phone network (both domestic and mobile) in the event of an extreme crisis, i.e. no workers manning the offices? Is is one of those things that keeps working until there is some fault? In all probability the mobile Networks will be switched t...
by Hamradioop
Mon Jan 21, 2013 10:29 am
Forum: DIY and Handicrafts
Topic: DIY Solar Panels
Replies: 5
Views: 2379

Re: DIY Solar Panels

Hi, not sure if this is the right place to post this or in Equipment. Anyway, i looking for anyone that has got any experience or knowledge of how to make their own solar panels. I'm thinking of both PV - Photo-Voltaic (producing electricity) and a hot-water central heating/immersion system. Regard...
by Hamradioop
Sun Jan 20, 2013 12:07 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Ham radio -anyone interested in free training?
Replies: 64
Views: 3160

Re: Ham radio -anyone interested in free training?

If you are going to go the CB radio route consider building you own aerial for it. If you decide to go the Ham route again consider building you own aerials. There is plenty of info on the web, and the swr or Standing wave Ratio is easy to measure with a small meter. a simple design for the ham band...
by Hamradioop
Sun Jan 20, 2013 11:42 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: SpareOne Emergency Phone
Replies: 8
Views: 727

Re: SpareOne Emergency Phone

The only problem I can see is it depends on the cell network being usable. If a major incident takes place most people will not be able to use it as you have to be on the approved list. Also it would be taken out with a emp and possibly a large CME. CB Radio is a better idea but you must protect the...
by Hamradioop
Sun Jan 20, 2013 11:33 am
Forum: New Members Start Here
Topic: Hello UKPreppers
Replies: 10
Views: 552

Hello UKPreppers

Hi all,

Just to let you know a bit about me. Located in snowy Wiltshire. Prepping for the unexpected, not thermonuclear war, was involved in that in the 1980s. Who remembers 'Protect and Survive?

Just looking for ideas of what to store.

Regards,

Kev